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Poster: AcworthAL Date: Sep 26, 2011 1:12am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Top Single Episodes (Very Best of OTR)

Hey Everybody, I'm doing a project for a friend (A budding OTR fan)I've got a brand new MP3 player as a gift for him and I'm going to load with file of Best episodes from OTR. I know my favorites but would love to know others opinons to keep it well rounded. Very Best episodes from the best shows? Thanks in advance.

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Poster: Albert Schlef Date: Sep 26, 2011 6:05am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Top Single Episodes (Very Best of OTR)

Well, I can't vouch for the "Very Best episodes", but for starter:

Some episodes from Amos 'n' Andy, for example:
- Tourist Sight Seeing Agency
- 1877 Nickel
- A Mean Valentine (the beginning is hilarious!)

Some episodes from Inner Sanctum Mysteries, for example:
- The Wailing Wall
- Birdsong For A Murderer (it's a tricky one!)

One or two from X Minus One, e.g.:
- Cold Equations
(These are sci-fi, so your friend may not like them, but "Cold Equations" it touchy.)

There are also many detective/crime programs, but according to my experience they are not very satisfying. I use them as (very, very effective!) sleeping pills (which your friend may need...)

BTW, I use the Tiger browser extension to manage my favorite shows/movies here on Archive.Org. It lets you mark individual radio episodes. Very useful.


This post was modified by Albert Schlef on 2011-09-26 13:05:11

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Poster: amywah Date: Sep 26, 2011 11:45am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Top Single Episodes (Very Best of OTR)

Wow. Thanks so much for the info about the Tiger extension. :) Very useful!

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Poster: couchpotato Date: Sep 26, 2011 1:29pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Top Single Episodes (Very Best of OTR)

The Whistler episode "Breakaway". Several plot twists throughout.

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Poster: PDGazette Date: Sep 26, 2011 10:02am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Top Single Episodes (Very Best of OTR)

here's a few...

The Adventures of the Abbotts - -The Yellow Chip
A good entry in this detective series narrated by the wife of the hero, concerns nuclear espionage in Las Vegas.

Bob and Ray - -soap opera parodies
There is a set of these from the seventies, including Mary missing, the Meredith jinx, Noble Wife shanghaied, Noble wife adrift, etc. Each one runs about 5 minutes; these are parodies of the old time radio show, Mary Noble, Backstage Wife.

Bob Hope show, October 16 1953 episode, featuring Anne Baxter.

Bold Venture, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
The Six Crates of Apples episode.

The Goon Show, January 3, 1956 - -The Mighty Wurlitzer
Totally off the wall British comedy series starring Peter Sellers.

Candy Matson - - October 9,1950
The Ford Ord Story. Excellent entry in this detective series; our heroine is invited to a dance on a military base only to encounter murder!

Casey, Crime Photographer - - March 2, 1950 episode
The Bad Little Babe

CBS Radio Mystery Theater - -April 19, 1982 episode
Shelter - -a nuclear war has erupted and several people pile into a shelter, where tensions rise.

CBS Radio Workshop - -January 20, 1957
Fire at Malibu. This is one of those you-are-there experiences; one of several great documentaries from the series.

The Magnificent Montague - -November 10, 1950
Starring Role in Radio, the debut episode featuring the most pompous ass in the theater.

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Poster: mockdog1 Date: Nov 5, 2011 9:59am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Top Single Episodes (Very Best of OTR)

Adventures of Phillip Marlowe Red Wind
Lux Radio Theater Prisoner of Zenda
Suspense House in Cypress Canyon; The Man Who Knew How
Fibber McGee & Molly anything from 1941-44
Nightbeat any

Don't know your friend's tastes, but I'd collect a sampling of anthology shows [Suspense, Escape, CBS Mystery Theater, etc] and a link to here!